LeBron James, Tim Tebow, Brett Favre and the Most Annoying Athletes

Ross LipschultzAnalyst INovember 21, 2010

LeBron James, Tim Tebow, Brett Favre and the Most Annoying Athletes

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    MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 20:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat prepares to take the floor for a game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on November 20, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by down
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    LeBron James hasn't exactly had the best year for making friends. His PR decisions, announcements, and public displays have been nothing short of one word:

    Annoying.

    "To Annoy" someone is a complicated action. There's no one way to do it, but when you feel annoyed, it's completely obvious. It can be done physically, verbally, and emotionally. A person can be annoying if they are doing too much, too little, or just doing everything wrong.

    Some would say King James did all three. He left tact and proper protocol in Cleveland, and brought a level of arrogance Miami hasn't seen since Will Smith hit the rap game. 

    Does that give him a new crown for most annoying athlete?

    Be warned. Some of the most irksome players ever grace this list, and their actions may make you want to punch your computer. 

    Avoid that at all costs. 

50. Matt Stairs

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    PHOENIX - AUGUST 08:  Infielder Matt Stairs #16 of the San Diego Padres fields a ground ball out agianst the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on August 8, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Get
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    This one is completely personal. 

    A guy who has no apparent athletic ability who still knocks the Dodgers out of playoffs will always remain on the crap list.

49. Lamar Odom

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    SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena on November 3, 2010 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or us
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    Yes, Odom's having a great year, making Lakers' fans oh so pleased.

    But does anyone really expect him to maintain it? For all his talent, he's about as consistent as Denard Robinson's arm.

48. Tim Tebow

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs for a touchdown against the New York Jets at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 17, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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    It's nearly impossible to watch a big time SEC Football or Broncos game nowadays and not hear his name over and over even though he's not even on the field.

    Not necessarily his fault, but he nonetheless makes the list. There's never been so much hype over a back-up quarterback.

47. Tony Romo

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31:  Injured quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field with his head down after the Cowboys lost 35-17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by St
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    Raise your hand if Tony Romo hasn't ruined your fantasy football league, suicide pool, and/or bet on the Cowboys.

    No hands? Really? Completely shocked.

46. Nate Robinson

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    BOSTON - NOVEMBER 05:  Nate Robinson #4 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his three pointer in the second half against the Chicago Bulls on November 5, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 110-105 in overtime. NOTE
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    Normally, being a Celtic would be enough to make this list.

    Robinson, however, makes it for everything else. There's no NBA player who contributes less and celebrates more. Remind me when you win something, buddy. 

45. Milton Bradley

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 29:  Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his strikeout with men in scoring position against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium on May 29, 2010 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/
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    His erratic play not only annoys fans, but owners too. He might be the only All-Star ever to play for eight teams in ten seasons.

    For some reason, the Cubs thought giving him a multi-year contract would be a good idea. No wonder they lose more than Kimbo Slice.

44. Chris Andersen

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    PHOENIX - OCTOBER 22:  Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets watches from the bench during the preseason NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on October 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agree
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    Looking at Andersen makes me queasy. Maybe because I can't stand looking at lizards.

    But even a lizard wouldn't get suspended for two years for substance abuse in the NBA. Seriously, this isn't the MLB. 

43. Jarkko Ruutu

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    BUFFALO - OCTOBER 22:  Jarkko Ruutu #73 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game at HSBC Arena October 22, 2010 in Buffalo, New York.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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    Any NHL player can tell you how much of a nuisance Ruutu is.

    Any person trying to spell his full name phonetically will agree.

42. Joakim Noah

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 11: Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors at the United Center on November 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Warriors 120-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges
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    Noah may be a solid center in the NBA, but his stylist should be fired. Ponytails went out with Scot Pollard.

    Luckily, he decided to make a fool of himself on national television

41. Alex Rodriguez

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 22:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts against the Texas Rangers in Game Six of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty I
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    Is it just me, or does it seem that A-Rod got off very easy for his steroid use?

    Barry Bonds gets skewered for his inflation, but Rodriguez, who's still on pace to break the all-time home run mark, gets a CBS interview and a couple bad weeks of publicity?

    He and his lip gloss should get out of the record books.

40. Anderson Varejao

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    CLEVELAND - MAY 01:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics tries to get a shot off between Mo Williams #2 and Anderson Varejao #17 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Are
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    It could be the hair, but Varejao is one of the floppiest players to enter the NBA this decade.

    Is there a single game where his facial expression doesn't look like he just got smacked in the gonads? Such a wuss.

39. Phil Mickelson

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    SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER 13: Phil Mickelson of USA watches his 2nd shot on the 18th hole during the Third Round of the Barclays Singapore Open held at the Sentosa Golf Club on November 13, 2010 in Singapore, Singapore.  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
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    Outside of Tiger Woods, Mickelson gets the most coverage of things unrelated to their sport than anyone else.

    Don't get me wrong, he's a great golfer. But how about making more news in the golf world?

38. Raja Bell

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    PHOENIX - OCTOBER 12:  Raja Bell #19 of the Utah Jazz in action during the preseason NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on October 12, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading
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    One of the NBA's dirtier players, Bell likes to get as chippy as possible with his foe.

    This includes clotheslining, a move even Rey Mysterio Jr. shies away from.

37. Joba Chamberlain

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees reacts as he walks back to the dugout at the end of the top of the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on Octo
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    Chamberlain spent many years between the bullpen and starting roles with way too much pomp and circumstance for his skill level. 

    Is there talent there? Sure. But since he makes Jabba the Hutt look like Naomi Campbell, maybe he should work on his game shape first.

    Could he have actually been named after the Star Wars crime lord?

36. Manu Ginobili

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 08:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 8, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees tha
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    The Argentine not only irks basketball players who oppose him, but he also annoys the animal kingdom.

    Does he treat lost kids with the same respect he pays to bats? For his wife's sake, let's hope not.

35. Randy Moss

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans makes a catch against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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    Normally, a Titans' player would see nothing but love here.

    But when he whines more than Paul Giamatti and takes plays off, it's easy to see why he's been blamed for chemistry issues in many a locker room.

34. A.J. Pierzynski

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 14: A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Chicago White Sox argues a called third strike with umpire Brian O'Nora during a game against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field on September 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Dani
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    While it's not proven that the former White Sox catcher has played dirty, MLB message boards have his name listed as "most annoying MLB player."

    And not just once. His name repeats as often as Joe Horn's during a Joe Horn press conference about Joe Horn.

33. Glen Davis

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Glen Davis #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts to a call in the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User exp
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    His face says it all. Shrek should just stay in Ogre Swamp.

    He may play like a man, but he reacts like child. Drooling? Not apologizing after whacking a kid in the face?

    Like Keyshawn Johnson says, "C'mon Man!" 

32. Steve Ott

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11:  Portrait of Steve Ott #29 of the Dallas Stars before the game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    Another pesky player on the ice, he's gained a reputation for just annoying the crap out of the opposing team's star player.

    He could just take off his helmet and show the mustache he stole from a 15-year-old. It would work just as well.

31. Vlade Divac

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    SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 14:  Los Angeles Lakers player Vlade Divac attends the 2nd Annual Las Vegas Casino Night Celebrity Poker Challenge on April 14, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. The event Benefits the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation. (Photo b
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    Divac had an lengthy NBA career, but he will always be remembered for the invention he brought to the game

    The flop. Thanks to the former Laker, defense is now played like a lumberjack convention.

30. Rodney Harrison

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 5:  Rodney Harrison #37 of the New England Patriots grips the ball as he is grabbed by Arnaz Battle #83 of the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on October 5, 2008 at Monster Park in San Francisco, California.
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    Harrison wasn't exactly loved for his play on the field. Offensive players saw him as an extremely dirty player who loved the low blow.

    Now on NBC, those players can see karma at work. He's just abysmal.

29. LeBron James

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 17:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Arena on November 17, 2010 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or usi
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    Maybe it's because of the Decision, or the guarantee of more than a septet of titles, or the ridiculous Nike commercial as a response to his detractors.

    Let's just say LeBron could use a new image. Also, he can't be "The Villain;" that's Evan Turner's nickname. 

28. Maria Sharapova

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    BEIJING - OCTOBER 05:  Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Elena Vesnina of Russia during day five of the 2010 China Open at the National Tennis Center on October 5, 2010 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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    When Sharapova hit the tennis spotlight, it seemed she might actually be able to combine amazing good looks with skills.

    Instead, she combined grunting with a scrub NBA husband. If she was smart, she would have just waited for Tony Parker.

27. Michelle Wie

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    GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 11:  Michelle Wie of the United States hits a shot during the first round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light at Guadalajara Country Club on November 11, 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico.  (Phot
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    The LPGA isn't some minor league to the PGA, and for some reason, Wie treated it as such.

    For the behavior, she gets what she deserves. The ire of the sports' media and the respect of nary a single golfer.

26. Paul Pierce

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    CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 27: Paul Pierce #24 of the Boston Celtics tries to keep the ball from going out of bounds in front of Antawn Jamison #4 at Quicken Loans Arena on October 27, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 95-87.  (Photo by Gregory Sha
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    Sure, it can't be proved that Pierce fakes injuries, but don't tell that to the city of Los Angeles.

    Luckily, thanks to his behavior in the 2008 NBA Finals, it's now okay to say the Cal Bears pulled a Pierce against the Oregon Ducks last week.

25. Claude Lemieux

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 21:  Claude Lemieux #32 of the San Jose Sharks looks on against the Anaheim Ducks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California.
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    Lemieux is noted as one of the most hated players in NHL history, and for good reason.

    With a hit in 1996 that led to a broken jaw, nose and cheekbone for Kris Draper, Lemieux proved he'd do anything legal to get his opponent off the ice.

24. Curt Schilling

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 16:  Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox throws out the first pitch of game five of the American League Championship Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Fenway Park on October 16, 2008 in Boston, Massachuset
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    From posing on the dugout steps for photo ops to the bloody sock incident, Schilling refused to leave the spotlight even after his prime had passed.

    Seriously, 2004 should have been his last year. He tried to go Brett Favre on the Red Sox.

23. Michelle Larcher De Brito

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22:  Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal plays a shot during the first round match against Serena Williams of USA on Day Two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 22, 20
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    The Queen of the Grunt. She makes Monica Seles sound like a choir mouse.

    Deciding to watch her on TV without mute will make your neighbors wonder why you are hacking at a dying giraffe with a rusty axe.

22. Esa Tikkanen

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    16 Dec 1998:  Leftwinger Esa Tikkanen #10 of the New York Rangers looks on during a game against the New Jersey Devils  at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The Devils defeated the Rangers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Al
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    For a guy who probably isn't big enough to play any other professional sports, Tikkanen sure made his presence felt in the NHL.

    He had the job of manning up and trash talking the likes of Gretzky and Lemieux, and the little Finn earned his nickname: "The Grate One"

21. Nomar Garciaparra

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    ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Nomar Garciaparra #5 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.   The Angels won 7-4.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    It's hard to be a camera hog in baseball, but Garciaparra did his best to prove that idea wrong.

    How? By taking a TV timeout between every pitch to readjust his gloves, helmet, cleats, grip, cup and every other piece of equipment.

    As if baseball wasn't boring enough.

20. Ron Artest

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 11:  Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after being called for a foul against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on November 11, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 118-112.  NOTE TO USER: User expr
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    Nowadays, Artest has been on his best behavior. Sadly, that can not be said about his past.

    Brawling with, taking time off for his rap career, intimidating foes on defense, and dribbling like he doesn't know how managed to annoy everyone who ever loved the Pacers.

    But hey, that franchise has done well since, right?

19. Wayne Rooney

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on October 16, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex
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    Rooney is praised for his Premier League performances, but England couldn't be more irritated by his effort in the World Cup.

    Well, at least he's not Robert Green.

18. Kyle Busch

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    HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M'sToyota, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2010 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty I
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    Despite looking like a 12-year-old, Busch drives like someone trying to get a DUI.

    Risky tactics and a lack of respect for everyone else in NASCAR makes his all yellow jumpsuit a lot less funny. 

17. Andy Roddick

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19:  Andy Roddick of USA poses for a photo during the ATP World Tour Tennis Finals Media Day at the County Hall Marriott Hotel on November 19, 2010 in London, England. The end of season tennis event takes place between Nov 21st
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    He's lauded for his skill, but his performances haven't exactly made U.S. tennis look so good.

    Neither has the lack of professionalism on the court for shouting at fans like they stabbed his grandma.

16. David Beckham

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    CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy grimaces prior to an FC Dallas corner kick during the Western Conference Finals match of the MLS playoffs at The Home Depot Center on November 14, 2010 in Carson, California. FC Dallas
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    Another spoiled soccer star, another person who's hair look like he's trying out forThe Last Samurai 2: Electric Bugaloo.

    Los Angeles is happy he hasn't won anything in the city after he pillaged the Galaxy for a salary even Bill Gates would cry for.

15. Kurt Busch

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    HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, stands in the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2010 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Ge
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    The older Busch must have taught his brother all those disrespectful tricks because Kurt is no stranger to them.

    You don't make GQ's top ten most hated athletes of all-time list without doing something to irk the world. 

14. Chad Ochocinco

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 24:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Normally, Ocho's antics are received as playful and fun for the fans.

    Sadly, with his performance this year, on the field and on VH1, it's no longer comical. He just looks like a gold encrusted baby.

13. Cris Collinsworth

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth participates in the NBC pregame show prior to Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Pho
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    Sure, Collinsworth played in the NFL a long time ago, but his job with NBC is really what grinds America's gears.

    He literally says nothing. If Marv Albert announced on his own, football fans wouldn't have to suffer through that Botoxed mug anymore.

12. Sergio Garcia

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    GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 18:  Sergio Garcia is interviewed during the Gary Player Invitational preview press conference at The Links, Fancourt on November 18, 2010 in George, South Africa.  (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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    Sergio called it the "waggle" technique, people who watch golf call it "enough time to refill the chips and salsa" swing.

    When someone yelled, "Hit the Ball, Sergio!" at the 2002 U.S. Open, every fan smiled because their emotions had finally been heard worldwide.

11. Dennis Rodman

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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20:  Dennis Rodman attends the Battle of the Codes poker game held at Star City March 20, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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    A tenacious defender and rebounder, Rodman pissed off power forwards with his aggressiveness and non-Pistons and -Bulls fans with his ridiculous mannerisms.

    His outlandish photo ops were the icing on the annoying cake. 

10. Albert Haynesworth

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    Lazy, greedy and selfish. A trifecta of descriptive adjectives that endears the lineman to no one.

    In fact, even the turf wanted him off when he decided to lie down against the Eagles.

9. Bruce Bowen

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    DALLAS - APRIL 25:  Guard Bruce Bowen #12 of the San Antonio Spurs during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 25, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. N
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    How can someone be so good from distance, but shoot free throws like he is blindfolded?

    The pestering didn't end there. His strong defense, including stomping on players' Achilles tendons, led him to be named the NBA's dirtiest player for a number of seasons.

8. Barry Bonds

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 27:  Barry Bonds gestures attends Game One of the 2010 MLB World Series at AT&T Park on October 27, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Seriously, just admit it. Come out and say exactly what everyone else is thinking, and we can be done with you.

    But no. Bonds' denial of his steroids use has tainted the record books and clogged media coverage for many years after his retirement. 

7. Terrell Owens

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 24:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Yes, he's been the only good thing about the Bengals' offense this year, but his past employers would always say it's never permanent.

    Throwing teammates under the bus, continually bashing those who supported him, and doing a horrendous service to television with The T.O. Show are just a few ways Owens has made it nearly impossible to stay a fan of his.

6. Mercury Morris

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 01:  Former Miami Dolphin Eugene 'Mercury' Morris speaks during a press conference anouncing Reebok's new television campaign -dubbed 'Perfectville'- featuring members of the only undeated team in NFL history- the 1972 Miami Dolphins on
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    The picture says it all, because it could have been taken any year since 1972.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

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    LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 17:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal looks on during the International Friendly match between Portugal and Spain at the Estadio da Luz on November 17, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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    He may be one of the world's best soccer players, but he's also one of the most despised.

    His flopping makes him look like a handicapped marlin on land and he complains more than his entire team combined.

    But that's what the ladies love.

4. Duke's Star Player at Any Point

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    DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 17:  Kyle Singler #12 and Greg Paulus #3 of Duke Blue Devils look on during a break in the game against the Georgetown Hoyas on January 17, 2009 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.  The Blue Devils defeated the Hoyas
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    No matter what year it is, there's always someone who leads the Blue Devils to a whole new level of annoyance.

    Greg Paulus and Kyle Singler are just recent examples. J.J. Redick, Christian Laettner, and Lee Melchionni are just a few names who have made Duke known as the nation's douchiest school according to GQ.

    In fact, they are so annoying, the magazine refused to put them number one, just because they'd take it as a complement to win something.

3. Sean Avery

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2010 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Sabres 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    This guy is an absolute nut. Constant altercations on the ice cost his team, and his disregard for other players' health is just unheard of.

    The NHL had to make a specific rule to prevent people from copying his annoying tactics of facing and blocking the goalie. That's not the good kind of special treatment.

2. Jose Canseco

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    YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 26:  Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco drinks a bottle of water prior to the match with Choi Hong-man at first Round of Super Hulk Tournament during Dream.9 at Yokohama Arena on May 26, 2009 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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    Just get out of the news. Does anyone really care about him boxing or writing a book or degrading another teammate anymore?

    Every three months, just circle the first day. If Canseco isn't in some sort of news within the week, I'll have my agent send you a dollar.

Brett Favre

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 14: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings looks over the Chicago Bear defense before taking the snap at Soldier Field on November 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 27-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Ima
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    Outside of Minnesota, there's no one who isn't smiling ear-to-ear about the Vikings' failures this season.

    He commandeered ESPN for three straight summers when no one expected him to actually retire. He waffled on his remarks over and over where even the 6 o'clock news was following his decision.

    Now, he learned his lesson. Take a damn seat.

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